Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Coop is finished!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Finally, after many months of hard work and rained-out weekends, the coop is finished.  *sigh*  And J and I are taking well-deserved time off to rest.  In the meantime, some pics for you...

From the run looking into the coop.  I love the large windows (that ended up being FREE from Craigslist!).  If you look closely, you can see Kermie the Austrolorp peeking out to see what's going on.

I'm hoping that the climbing rose will eventually grow up over this trellis. 

Here's the mural on the back of the coop wall inside.  J. says this is incredibly nerdy, but I think the girls need something pretty to look at when they're inside.  Or maybe I do.   :-)

Gotta have plenty of storage for chicken stuff - grit, treats, egg baskets, etc.  When you walk in the front door, there are these shelves on either side. 

And here are the girls waiting for me to finish the photo shoot and fill their empty feeder.

Exhausted and heading to bed,


  1. Great coop and pictures! Your girls sure are going to be spoiled :) Thank you for linking up to the hop!

  2. I saw your link on Tilly's Nest. What an incredibly beautiful coop! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the shelves; that will be so great for storage and keeping organized and love love love the english trellis idea. That will be beautiful once the flowers get going and bloom. We are doing something similiar along our fence with Oranje Jubilee; however, our ducks keep wanting to nibble them! My flock is at the French Hen page at the top of my blog if you want to come meet us. blessings to you and what a gorgeous coop!

  4. I dare not leg my ladies see this coop ~ they would develop coop envy! Its gorgeous!

  5. I LOVE your coop. I am so grateful that you shared it today. Thank you! I love your mural. I wish you and I lived close, I'd pay you to do that to mine once it's up. It's so pretty. I want the hens to have a pretty place and I'd like to enjoy it too... I can envision a lovely climbing rose cascading across your rose trellis. Great ideas.


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